Happy Anniversary Letterpress Hearts Card
Folded card with matching envelope.
Size: 4.5" X 6"
Designed and printed in Nashville, Tennessee
Handmade in the heart of Tennessee since 1879! Located in downtown Nashville, Hatch Show Print is one of the oldest working letterpress and design shops in America. The designers who create the prints from the shop’s antique wood type and hand-carved printing blocks also print each and every print on site using vintage letterpress printing presses. Since it opened, the shop’s vibrant posters have served as a leading advertising medium for southern entertainment, ranging from vaudeville and minstrel shows to magicians and opera singers, from baseball games to movies, from members of the Grand Ole Opry like Bill Monroe and Minnie Pearl, to rock & roll icons such as Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry. Today, musicians and entertainers from around the world call on Hatch Show Print to design and print eye-catching, iconic posters, drawing on the shop’s incredible collection of wood type and imagery printed from blocks made in the shop. The staff at Hatch Show Print has always been committed to the shop’s longevity, combining twenty-first century sensibilities with eighteenth century technology. The same skills and techniques used to design and print show posters are put to use to create the incredible array of prints, cards and more available here. It is almost possible to feel the patina the tools carry after a century and a half of use and to smell the hand-mixed ink used to print these vibrant pieces, one color at a time, one piece of paper at a time.